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How simple lifestyle changes can improve your heart health

Posted at 12:49 PM, Jul 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-15 15:49:00-04

According to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), nearly one in three American adults has high cholesterol. People with elevated cholesterol levels have about twice the risk of heart disease than those with lower levels.

Lowering your cholesterol is an important step towards heart health, but it doesn’t need to be a daunting, stress-filled problem. A few small (and fun!) lifestyle changes incorporated into your day-to-day routine can get you on the road to heart health today.

Renowned cardiologist, Dr. Kevin Campbell, discusses the latest facts about heart disease and share a few heart healthy activities that can be incorporated into your daily routine. He also provides details about the Whole Hearts Challenge, a partnership between Honey Nut Cheerios and MyFitnessPal to encourage heart health. As part of the challenge, consumers can participate and track their progress on the MyFitnessPal app for a chance to win up to $5,000.


Dr Kevin Campbell, MD, FACC is an internationally recognized Cardiologist who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of heart rhythm disorders. Dr. Campbell is the Medical Expert for WNCN and appears weekly on the CBS morning news and also makes frequent appearances nationally on Fox News, CBS, and HLN.In addition, Dr Campbell is a highly sought after consultant for both industry partners and physician practices across the US and throughout the world. He also has his own “call in” radio show on WTSB radio in NC and discusses healthcare issues with local radio listeners. Dr Campbell is readily available to comment for media and has access to excellent local studios for remote LIVE shots. In addition, Dr Campbell also regularly contributes to both print and online publications and is frequently used as an expert medical source by both newspapers and magazines. He regularly blogs and is often picked up by national syndicated sites such as Med Page Today.